Daily Archives: March 11, 2013

Orange-Lined Triggerfish ( Balistapus undulatus )

Balistapus undulatus

Common Name Triggerfish

Local Name: Papakol (Tagalog)

Max Size:   30 cm  (commonly 26 cm)

Biodiversity: Marine, Reef-Associated, Endemic

Fishing Season:  All Year Long

Caught by Julian on his first 24 hour liberty after 4 months of boot camp.

Many species of triggerfish inhabit the waters here.  Once such fish is the Orange-Lined Triggerfish.  These are a relatively small species of triggerfish growing up to about 30cm.

triggerfish species philippines

Triggerfish caught in Cebu